Moderate: squid (SL6)

Synopsis: Moderate: squid security update
Issue Date: 2011-12-06
CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-4096

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients,
supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects.

An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid calculated the total
number of resource records in the answer section of multiple name server
responses. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Squid to crash.

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the
squid service will be restarted automatically.


– Scientific Linux Development Team